Choose from Four Options
- $37 for a half-day river trip, valid on weekdays ($75 value)
- $37 for a half-day river trip, valid on weekends ($75 value)
- $45 for a full-day river trip, valid on weekdays ($90 value)
- $45 for a full-day river trip, valid on weekends ($90 value)
During a self-guided trip, guests paddle in a canoe on the Russian River. Their half-day journey from Rio Lindo to River's Edge Beach covers about 5 miles in approximately two to three hours of gentle paddling. The stretch of river is home to plenty of wildlife. It also possesses very little current, which makes it ideal for beginners and families. The full-day self-guided trip runs between 11 and 16 miles and carries boaters from Alexander Valley Campground to River's Edge Beach on swift currents. When not ogling native creatures, participants spend their time navigating through Class II currents and obstacles.
One canoe fits three average-sized adults.
River's Edge Kayak & Canoe Trips
River's Edge Kayak & Canoe Trips' owner Lollie Mercer likes to joke about being in the business of curing nature-deficiency disorder. It's certainly true that sunlight and exercise provide the body with a whole host of benefits, and Lollie's customers get plenty of those riding the rapids of the Russian River. She and her staff outfit guests with one of six types of boats, which include styles that range from the classic canoe to double kayaks. Self-guided groups embark on three- to six-hour trips where they navigate Class I and II rapids. When the water calms, they can view the abundant wildlife along the river's banks, including osprey, eagles, otters, and turtles. Eventually, groups land at River's Edge Beach, where Lollie and her crew collect gear and guests reunite with their less-awesome land-based vehicles.